This National Historic Landmark District has more than 100 years of history. Ybor City was first developed by a Spanish cigar manufacturer, Vicente Martinez Ybor, who built houses and factories for the Cuban and Spanish cigar workers in the 1880s. Throughout its early history, Ybor City attracted immigrants from all over the world—Italy, Germany, Romania, and China—giving the district an international flavor. Currently home to nearly 3,000 residents, it's located several miles from downtown Tampa and easily accessed via the city's freeways or the downtown or Channelside streetcars. Home to a host of excellent restaurants, including Columbia Restaurant (named a Top 50 All-American Icon in 2010 by Nation's Restaurant News), Ybor City is also the center of nightlife in Tampa, with an assortment of clubs playing jazz, blues, salsa, reggae, and hip-hop. True to its roots, several authentic cigar rollers make their homes here, including El Sol Cigars located on 7th Avenue; Gonzalez Habano Cigar Company on North Nevada; and J.C. Newman located on North 16th Street.

 
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Tampa, Florida 33605


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Telephone Number: (813) 242-0398
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